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How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs

2 servings

servings

5 minutes

active time

12 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 to 4 large eggs*

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Fill a medium pot with water and heat to a gentle simmer, just below boiling. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs into the water and let simmer for 7 minutes (6 minutes for a runnier egg). Set a bowl of ice water nearby.

Remove and chill immediately in the ice water for a minute or two until the eggs are cool enough to handle.

Tap the bottom of each egg to crack off a little bit of the shell.

Take a small spoon and carefully slide it in and around the egg to loosen and remove it from the shell. This takes a little bit of practice to get exactly right. If your first eggs aren’t perfect, it’s ok. They’ll still be delicious!

Season eggs with salt and pepper, to taste.

2 servings

servings

5 minutes

active time

12 minutes

total time
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